A restaurant in Chennai now uses Robotic Waiters to serve food to its customers. The restaurant, called “Robot” and located in Semmancheri, is made around a robot theme with neon signals, robotic waiters displays, and in a unusual tech-pop-culture mashup, a robot sitting on the Flat iron Throne. The crowning elegance, though, will be the faceless robots who glide across the restaurant and bring food to customers.
The four automatic robotic waiters have been brought from China, and the restaurant owners required a 15-day course to understand how to use them. Robot claims it is the first restaurant in India to place them into service. “They are simply battery-operated and we can control them through sensors”. They are designed so that they know which dish must go to which table,” says Vekatesh Rajendran, the co-owner of the restaurant.”In addition they stop if there’s someone blocks their way.”
The robots can’t take orders from customers yet, but robot has a suitably high-tech solution — each table comes with an iPad by which customers place their own order, that are automatically sent to the kitchens. After the food is ready, it is taken to the table by one of the four robots. The robots are popular with kids, in addition to a top selfie fascination.
This isn’t the very first time technology has found uses within the food industry — in San Francisco, small six-wheeled robots deliver food to homes, and a startup called Zune has been using robots to make pizza with reduced human intervention.
Robot restaurant’s waiters aren’t exactly leading edge — they’re led by a human operator, and can’t yet take orders — but nevertheless, they represent what dining could well appear like near future. There are specific benefits of creating a robotic waiter too — there are no misheard requests, and because of the technology, no incorrect dishes tend finish up at the table.